For Your Benefit

  • Mid-year financial planning

    Host, Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome John Jilek, Certified Financial Planner® to talk about mid-year financial planning.

  • Financial planning in uncertain times

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Dwayne Jackson, CPA, CFP and Principal at Rembert | Pendleton | Jackson.  Financial planning in uncertain times can be challenging.  Is an effective strategy even possible?  Educating yourself about the variables and then developing and sticking with your plan in good times and in bad is key.

  • Population health and wellness in the FEHB Program

    Host, Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan, to talk Population Health and Wellness in the FEHB Program. 

  • Digesting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – 6 months after swallowing it

    Host Bob Leins welcomes David De Jong and Steve Widdes, tax and estate attorneys with Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC, to discuss uncertainties and opportunities related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  • What could happen? A discussion on the proposed Federal Pay Freeze and retirement changes

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Causey of Federal News Radio. Federal Employees are anxious about the four proposals that the Office of Personnel Management recently sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), but were nowhere to be found in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which lawmakers passed Thursday morning with a 351-66 vote, as reported by Federal News Radio. 

  • Understanding the Medicare Program

    Host Bob Leins welcomes David Santana from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the studio.

  • TSP updates from the experts

    Join hosts, Bob Leins and Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, as they welcome Ravi Deo, Executive Director, and Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to the studio.

  • Understanding Social Security: Tips to help you maximize your benefit amount

    Host Bob Leins, and co-host John Elliott, welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about how social security coordinates with financial awareness, planning and opportunities.

  • Divorce and tax planning for federal employees

    Hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Dan Jamison, CPA to talk about divorce and tax planning for Federal employees.

  • Financial literacy: Small changes that make a big difference

    Subscribe to For Your Benefit’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Insight by NITP, Inc April 9, 2018 – Host Bob Leins welcomes Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner®.  In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Karen will…

  • Kickoff Financial Literacy Month

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist. During Financial Literacy Month we will look at the basics of “Financial Literacy (FL)” – what it is, why it is so important, and how being financially aware will enhance your daily, monthly and annual financial decisions.

  • Plan for retirement just like you plan for vacation

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Townshend, transition and aging authority and seminar presenter. It’s officially spring and maybe you are already thinking ahead to summer vacation planning. Just like planning for your vacation, Mike will talk about ideas that will help you plan for future retirement life.

  • How recent changes to tax law affect you in the future

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Tom O’Rourke, Esquire to talk about the good and bad news regarding recent tax law changes.

  • It’s time to follow your passion more fully

    Former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager, now author of Quit Bleeping Around: 77 Secrets to Superachieving, speaker, and podcast host, Christina Eanes, shares how we create stories about what we are “supposed” to do and provides strategies for changing those stories so that we can follow our passion more fully right now and after retirement.